Education Resources Information Center, ERIC, is the most comprehensive education database available. Some of the jouranls are entirely indexed while others are indexed on a selective basis. The documents include curricular materials such as courses of study and lesson plans, as well as conference papers, books, government reports, theses, and a variety of other materials. To search for curricular materials, use the advanced search page and limit the publication type to: "guides-classroom-learner" and "guides-classroom-teacher."
To access ERIC, go to the "databases" tab on the library's website. Type "ERIC" into the search box and hit "GO." Select the first option from EBSCOhost (a database vendor).
Once you are in ERIC (if you're off campus, you may need to log in with your BEAR ID and password) you will be taken directly to the advanced search page. This is where you can enter your search terms (see the search basics tab for assistance in crafting an appropriate search strategy) and set limiters (ways to refine and narrow your search).
ERIC has some unique limiters, so scroll down to see them all. Some important ones to remember for your Curriculum Analysis Summary Report assignment are:
Once you limit and refine your search, you'll see the search results page. When you come across a title that looks relevant to your research you can go ahead and select it. You'll want to pay attention to the: